SWAT scene ends peacefully after 5-hour standoff

A SWAT scene ended peacefully after police arrested a man accused of holding a woman hostage at an apartment

December 26, 2011 7:34:09 AM PST
A SWAT scene ended peacefully after police arrested a man accused of holding a woman hostage at an apartment.

It happened at the Barrington apartments on Bonhomme near Harwin in southwest Houston. Police say a call came in at around 1:30am Monday reporting that a woman was crying for help. When they arrived, investigators say they heard the man loading a gun.

SWAT teams negotiated with the suspect to try to get him to surrender, but had to make a forced entry to arrest him after about five hours.

They are now questioning the man and interviewing the alleged victim.


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